Drake University

Des Moines, IA, USA
3.81 Average Rating

Calling Des Moine, Iowa, its home, Drake University is a midsize, private institution of higher learning with more than 70 majors available to its undergraduate students. Cultivated over 130 years of educating, The Drake Curriculum features small, discussion-based courses, classes focused on areas of inquiry, and culminates in a senior capstone. This university is home to the new STEM@DRAKE complex, as well as several institutes and centers for research, including the Constitutional Law Center, National Rehabilitation Institute, and the Principal Center for Global Citizenship.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
28%
Out-Of-State Students
70%
0
100
69%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1224
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,904
Total Number of Undergrads
3,098
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
66%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
74%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,277
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$35,060
Out-of-State Tuition
$35,060
0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,625
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
160
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Des Moines
Chicago
Minneapolis
Denver
Kansas City
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$56,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
drake is an amazing school, the professors are easy to talk to and more than willing to help. the campus itself is beautiful and small enough to navigate easily without feeling compact. as a private school, it is a little costly but the quality of education is worth it.
Virginia from Des Moines, IA
Drake University is an amazing place to start the college journey. With its small-town feel, Drake University offers many opportunities to students, along with Des Moines, Iowa being a great resource to start job opportunities. Drake University is small enough where the professors know each of the students by name and that is the greatest feeling of all; to have that level of communication with professors.
Bethany from Centerville, IA

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